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The Strand

2100 Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Ranked #12 of 49 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Owner description: A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.

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Niagara
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We were there in cool weather in November and wished we could see the strand when the streets were packed. I expected to see some tumble weed blow through, but I do think it could be a fun part of town.

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Cudahy WI
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189 reviews 189 reviews
30 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

This was our second visit to the Strand, another word for the restored Galveston downtown business district. There has been a lot of work done to keep interesting shoppes and restaurants open and keep the district vibrant. Definitely worth a stop!

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San Antonio, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Anytime you visit Galveston, you have to take a walk down through the Strand. It's a tourist spot, but fun to visit and you always seem to find something you can not live without.

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Cody, Wyoming
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We always enjoy a stroll down the Strand. I enjoy taking pictures of the nicely restored buildings. The candy/ice cream store is always a favorite.The gas lamps burning are cool.

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Detroit
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I have been here three or four times when visiting family in Houston and I always enjoy it. It is a great place to shop for gifts and you certainly won't starve, food everywhere. Definitely recommend Gloria's Gift Shop, but you have to take some time there. Found some very unique items after searching a bit. I walk with a... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Lots of local artists of all media! Inventive clothing, recycled objects revived to reuse in a new way! Galleries, paintings, pottery of all sorts. A great place to gift shop!

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Gulf Coast
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102 reviews 102 reviews
15 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I live in this area, and it still is very interesting and fun each time I go. Their are bars with llive music, bars with regular music. Shopping of all kinds of one of a kind trinkets and clothing. Resturaunts for every taste all located in one area. Recently went for Octoberfest and stopped in a few places and had... More

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Youngsville, Louisiana, USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Galveston offers a lot to see and do, which is good because the beach is horrible. The Strand is very nice and very clean. The prices at the shops can be high, but most of the products are of good quality and worth. The candy shops are fun for the kids and the ice cream shops are too. There are... More

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China Spring
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I just want to commend the people of Galveston that put the Lone Star Rally together. It is amazing how many people are on the Strand and yet everything is kept clean and pretty darn well organized. The shops that do stay open are cool little places to browse. Kudos Galveston.

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ALLENDALE, MICHIGAN
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Neat area with many bars and resturants and shops. Reminded me alittle of Bourbin Street New Orleans.

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